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Rawhide 1195
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Waitin' For A Train
 Jimmie Rodgers; John Denver
Rawhide 1195
ID: 17980

TypeSinging CallRawhide
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Cue Sheet


Four girls promenade go walkin' around
Back home and swing your man
Join hands I sing, circle left round the ring
Do a left allemande and weave the ring
Wind, weave; weave and wind, meet a little girl, pretty little date
Swing and promenade
A thousand miles away from home
Waitin' for a train

FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads square thru in the middle and get four hands around
Meet the sides, a right & left thru
Swing thru tonight then the boy you run right
Half tag, scoot back there too
Boy fold, girl turn thru back to the man and ...
Swing your man, promenade away
A thousand miles away from home
Waitin' for a train

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Waiting For A Train

All around the water tanks
Waiting for a train
A thousand miles away from home
Sleeping in the rain

I walked up to a brakeman
To give him a line of talk
He said "if you've got money
I'll see that you don't walk"

I haven't got a nickel
Not a penny can I show
"Get off, get off you railroad bum!"
He slammed that boxcar door

He put me off in Texas
A state I dearly love
The wide open spaces all around me
The moon and stars up above

Nobody seems to want me
Or lend me a helping hand
I'm on my way from Frisco
I'm going back to Dixieland

Oh, my pocketbook is empty
And my heart is full of pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home
Just waiting for a train

Lyrics by Jimmie Rodgers.
Recorded by Jimmie Rodgers; John Denver.

Originally Blue Star 2356
Handle List
1436  Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
80 1/2 Tag (The Line) [Mainstream]
915 Scoot Back [Mainstream]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
509 (anyone) Fold [Mainstream]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
1245 Turn Thru [Mainstream]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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ID: 17980
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